Only 7% of Android devices running 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Six months after its launch, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is only present in seven per cent of mobile devices, up from five per cent in May. Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the mobile operating system for Android tablets, dropped to 2.7 per cent deployment after the release of Ice Cream Sandwich.

By contrast, Android 2.3.x Gingerbread remains active on around two thirds of Android devices.

Jelly Bean, Android's forthcoming 5.0 update, is set to be unveiled at Google's I/O conference in late June. But while the update will likely be a welcomed one for consumers, device manufacturers and developers may remain behind for a while longer.

The new OS is rumoured to debut a Siri-like voice assistant, dual-booting for Google's Chrome Web browser and better Google app integration.

Recent reports have suggested that Google is altering its mobile strategy, with plans to sell devices directly to consumers, rather than through its web of third-party manufacturers and operators. It's likely that increased integration with Google apps and features in Jelly Bean could play a role in marketing this new approach.